I have been involved with golden retrievers for approximately 40 years, my first being a young bitch rescued from the Toowoomba dogs home.
I began showing in Tasmania in 1977 when we purchased our first registered girl. This was a steep learning curve but I got the bug and decided to add a second, dog this time and I set about the religious weekend trek to every show in the State. I also took up obedience training and trialing, eventually gaining his CDX title, Aust Ch Pascale Sion Aur CDX.
I have bred goldens under the Tweedwater prefix with my foundation bitch being Aust Ch Chantesuta Pippa who produced some outstanding puppies, with one of particular note being Aust Ch. Tweedwater Brengwain the foundation bitch of Beaucroft kennels in Victoria.
I gained my gundog license in the early 90ís. I currently hold championship licenses for groups 3, 4, and 5. I am currently studying for the Terrier group work permitting.
My judging experience includes the Queensland Golden Retriever Club Specialty Show in 2000, Auckland New Zealand Golden Retriever Specialty 1996, The South Australian Setter Club Specialty and The Northern NSW Gundog Club Specialty. I have also judged extensively at All breeds shows in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and NSW.
Marrying Patricia in 2000 brought together our two small kennels Golden retrievers (Tweedwater) and English setters (Carlyra). We are currently campaigning Beaucroft Fait Acompli (20months) and Carlyra Essential Saphire (4 months).
We have also owned and campaigned Salukis and PBGVs.